Math: Metric Measurement
These sites are about length, volume, mass, and temperature and the metric system. Learn the history of the system and what the prefixes mean. Includes several sites that do online conversions, games, and in class activities. There is a link to eThemes Resource on customary and standard measurement.
Learn about metric prefixes, symbols, and how to convert measurements. There are interactive quizzes at the bottom of each page. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Length Strength: Centimeters
Use an online ruler to measure objects in centimeters.
Metric Scavenger Hunt
During this activity kids are asked to find objects of a certain length. Includes printable activity sheets.
ThinkQuest: Metric Quiz
Take this short quiz and then learn more about the metric system in the following links found at the bottom, "Mission: Metric" or the "Metric Timeline." Explore other links to learn about metric system in America and click on the "Climate Mars Orbiter" link to find out what can happen when two measuring systems are combined.
Fact Monster: Cooking Measurement Equivalents
Here are the conversions for some common kitchen measuring units. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Fact Monster: History of the Metric System
Learn when the metric system was first adopted and what other systems have been based on the metric system. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
BBC: Animal Weigh In
This fun game teaches students how to measure weight in both the metric and the U.S. measurement systems. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards.
Match metric units of length and value in this online game.
AAAmath: Fifth Grade Math Lessons
This page has multiple links to interactive learning material and quizzes about the metric system. Choose among the links to sharpen your skills. NOTE: The site includes ads.
ABCTeach: Weights and Measures Table
This table shows common measurements represented using the metric system.
Enter a number in one box and then click on "Calculate" to see the conversions.
Metric Units and Measurement
Learn about units of length and mass in the metric system and the appropriate abbreviations.
U.S. Length Measurements
This informational site provides the units found in the customary measurement system. NOTE: The site includes ads.
E-Lab: Estimating Metric Length
Here is an online practice for measuring length of lines using centimeters and millimeters.
Students can use this PDF page as a reference for metric information after they cut it out and glue it together.
edHelper: Metric System Worksheets and Puzzles
Explore links on this page for word problems, crosswords, and math stories involving metric system of measurement.
Discovery: A Metric World
Here is a seven-page PDF file with a lesson plan for six-eight graders where kids can learn how to convert the English system of measurement into metric. Includes links to two conversion tables.
The United States and the Metric System
This site explains the history of the metric system in the U.S. Several informational links are at the bottom such as "All You Need to Know" that has useful information on the system and its units.
eThemes Resource: Math: Customary and Standard Measurement
These sites have information on the customary system of measurement used in the United States. There are several online games and quizzes, some lesson plans, and many practice questions. There are links to eThemes Resources on time, temperature, and the metric system.